The Resource Pope and Horace : studies in imitation, Frank Stack

Pope and Horace : studies in imitation, Frank Stack

Label
Pope and Horace : studies in imitation
Title
Pope and Horace
Title remainder
studies in imitation
Statement of responsibility
Frank Stack
Title variation
Pope et Horace
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pope printed his Imitations of Horace alongside the original Horatian poems on which they were based, and to understand these works fully it is necessary to compare in detail each Imitation with its original. This is the first book to do so. Through a close analysis of each Horatian poem (translated anew, for the many readers of Pope who do not know Latin), Mr Stack explores the complex and subtle intertextual relationship between Pope's Imitations and their originals. An important feature of the book is the detailed comparison with other eighteenth-century views of Horace. Two chapters on the interpretation of Horace in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries highlight the power and originality of Pope's treatment. By drawing upon a wide range of twentieth-century criticism of Horace, Mr Stack shows that Pope's Imitations are still challenging and can make us look afresh at Horace's poems. The thrust of the book is to emphasize the radical nature of Pope's interpretation of Horace, an engagement which is both dynamic and changing. Pope responds to the most significant aspects of Horace - the treatment of human inconsistency, the explorations of the nature of the self, the movement between scepticism and idealism - and re-explores these themes in his own poetry. In their profound debt to Horace, and in their attempt to become vigorously independent from him, these Imitations stand as one of the most remarkable examples of intertextuality in English literature
Cataloging source
DEBBG
Characteristic
unknown
Dewey number
821/.5
LC call number
PR3630.I53
Label
Pope and Horace : studies in imitation, Frank Stack
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967488578
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 316 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521021906
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1017/CBO9780511519116
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36731997
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967488578

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